Associate Professor of Law
AB, Brown University, 1999
MA, University of Chicago, 2000
JD, University of Chicago, 2003
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- Phone 319-335-9109
- Office 408 Boyd Law Building
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- Website www.patentlyO.com
Jason Rantanen joined the faculty in 2011. His teaching and writing interests are in the area of intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent law. This year, he will teach Trademarks and Unfair Competition in the fall and Introduction to Intellectual Property and Patent Law in the spring.
Professor Rantanen obtained his Master's Degree in History and JD from the University of Chicago, where he graduated with honors, served as a member of the University of Chicago Law Review, and was awarded the Order of the Coif. Before coming to the College, he served as a law clerk to Judge William C. Bryson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Following his clerkship, he practiced with the firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP for six years, focusing on patent litigation and counseling. Immediately prior to joining the College he was a Visiting Researcher at the University of California Hastings College of the Law.
Professor Rantanen is the author of several articles on patent law doctrine and theory. His work has appeared in the University of Southern California Law Review, the American University Law Review, and the Yale Journal of Law and Technology. He recently co-authored several essays on the America Invents Act that were featured by the University of Michigan Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, and the UCLA Law Review. In addition, he is a co-author of the widely read law blog Patently-O.
Examples of Professor Rantanen's scholarship can be found at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=684806.